Tank on Tank – Lock N Load Publishing

Posted: June 6, 2013 in Games
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Tank on Tank is a board game created by Lock N Load Publishing, this game is a small board game consisting of 40 playing counters, 2 8.5″ x 11″ game maps, a players aid card, rule and scenario booklet, and dice.

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Tank on Tank depicts tactical ground combat in Europe in the latter years of World War II. Its not based to scale as its suggested to be focused on tactics. The American units involved are Sherman’s, Wolverines Priests, Infantry and the anti-tank guns that fight alongside them. The Germans consist of Panzer IV’s, Tigers, WESPE’s and the Infantry and their anti-tank guns.

The back of the box claims Tank on Tank is a “smaller game that can be learned in less then five minutes and played during a lunch break”  I found this game can be that for those that have been into tactical games for a while however, for those that are not they will find this game to be a little more difficult. The main reason for this is the terms used in the rule and scenario booklet are based only around those that already have the knowledge of tactical war-games, having Wikipedia aided in this for me.

The game play itself can be completed in as little as 15 minutes depending on your level of tactical knowledge and for newer players could be upwards of 45 minutes. the game can be played solitary or against a friend, playing solo does of course take away the aspect of having the opponent as an umpire. This is beneficial as your foe draws an action point value and doesn’t reveal it until you have expended that many points, creating a clever fog of war system. It does have its elements that are luck such as rolling the dice for shots fired, but even in war they aren’t all hits.

I found this game to be a little over priced for the details on the components. The maps are printed on a high gloss thick paper and are quite flimsy (this does however, make it easy to transport if you are using this as a quick go to for lunch breaks at the office) The counters I found were of excellent sturdiness but, much like the game maps, lacking in artwork.

If you like a quick tactical game this game is a good go to (really, what other game do you own that you can set up in 5 minutes and play in 15?) If you are looking for a scale game with factors like weather, morale, smoke, detailed terrain, etc you may want to look elsewhere as you would be highly disappointed (and what did you expect I did tell you it was based on tactics!)  Tank on Tank earns 1 Dirty Diaper.

Click Here here to order Tank on Tank direct from Lock N Load Publishing.

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